When even the not so crè¥ de la crè¥ colleges of the city gain prominence in today's rat race, Vijayawada Nalanda is one of the few junior colleges in the city with a proven track record. Nalanda is for the studious, all-rounder types. But, once you are in, forget the "all-rounder" part for the next two years. Lack of extra-curricular activities, crowded buildings and the evergreen clamor of the busy streets could affect you adversely. But, this not withstanding, an increasingly good performance in EAMCET and IIT puts Nalanda firmly in the league of the old masters of learning.